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  • Cteniloricaria maculata
  • Cteniloricaria maculata
  • Cteniloricaria maculata
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Scientific Name Cteniloricaria maculata  (Boeseman, 1971)
Common Name Whiptail Catfish
Type Locality Sipaliwini, upper Corantijn R. basin, Suriname.
Synonym(s) Harttia maculata
Pronunciation TEN ee lohr ee KAR ee ah
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Maroni and Corantijn River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Furniture Lives in creeks and rapids where the vegetation is poor, the water is clear and well-oxygenated and shallow (less than 1 m), with sandy to rocky substrate.
Suggested Tankmates Found together with Characidium fasciadorsale, Imparfinis minutus, Corydoras guianensis and especially Harttia surinamensis.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zool. Verh. (Leiden)No. 116 - pp33 - Pl. 5
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Last Update 2006 Aug 16 11:31 (species record created: 2005 May 23 00:00)